Meet the newest member of the Office of Downtown Development

Beginning May 16th, Tommy Lowmon will be joining the Office of Downtown Development as our Communications and Training Coordinator. Tommy brings over 8 years of Downtown Development experience to the job and has served as the Main Street and Economic Development Director for the City of Blackshear and most recently the City of Auburn.

Tommy has been active in the field of downtown development and has previously served as the Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Georgia Downtown Association.  He has achieved his Level 1 certification in GDA’s professional development program and was selected to participate in the Young  Game Changers program in 2013.  Along with Blackshear Main Street’s  Board chair, Tracy Rediger, Tommy is  the co-founder of the Blackshear  Main Street  Program’s wildly famous  Haunted  Funeral Parlor.  This  volunteer driven Halloween haunted  house started as a grassroots fundraising activity and has grown to be both a regional and statewide recognized event. Bringing in
approximately 5,400 people from all over the state, this event netted $48,000 in profit in 2015 and received an award for Most Creative Fundraiser in 2012.

Our office is excited to have Tommy joining our team and we know that he is looking forward to the opportunity to meet each of you during the upcoming 2016 Regional Managers Meetings.